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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (325 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Goddard Narrator: Michael Kitchen Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2012 ISBN:
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On a mild autumn afternoon in 1882, William Trenchard sits smoking his pipe in the garden of his comfortable family home. When the creak of the garden gate heralds the arrival of an unexpected stranger, he is puzzled but not alarmed. He cannot know the destruction this man will wreak on all he holds most dear.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandi | 1/10/2014

    " Family secrets and plot twist abound in this highly entertaining, though deliberately paced historical set in Victorian England. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 CLM | 12/20/2013

    " As I recall, yet another nefarious Constance character, and a completely mesmerizing book from a talented author... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rob Innis | 12/3/2013

    " I was very disappointed with this Goddard book - too long, too boring and in the end I gave up. After reading several of his others I expected something better than this but read some of his others and hope for more compelling plots. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 12/2/2013

    " This is not my favorite Goddard book but definitely his trademark twists and turns in the plot. I prefer his writing style in his books in contemporary settings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 11/21/2013

    " 4 1/2 stars. Plotting and writing style are excellent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Stratmann | 11/17/2013

    " Set in 1882 this book is about the impact on a family by the appearance of a claimant to a title and fortune, a man thought to have committed suicide eleven years before. With beautifully described twists and turns of the plot, this will have you guessing right up to the end! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kylie | 9/23/2013

    " William is sitting in the garden of his home. A stranger arrives, announcing himself as the former fiance of William's wife, who supposedly committed suicide years earlier. Dark, shocking family secrets finally revealed. I couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 9/13/2013

    " Long book. The ending was good - I gasped. This guy's twisted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lou | 8/30/2013

    " This is a BIG book - over 500 pages long. I got half way, and lost interest. Not a criticism of Goddard's writing, just a problem with my short attention span. And the fact that there are alot of inter-related characters... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wilma Rebstock | 8/13/2013

    " I thought this book was excellent until about 2/3 of the way through at which time I started to get bored and indifferent. I did finish it and admire the plotting but as I said it was too much for me... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisaragamuffin | 7/29/2013

    " This was am amazing twist and turn adventure. Robert Goddard does it again and again -- you think all the twists are over and then 'bam' there is another one that you did not expect. He does not disappoint. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 6/2/2013

    " In places this felt like a bit of a slog. Apparently I prefer Goddard's contemporary novels with historical flashbacks to a purely historical one... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colin Mitchell | 4/14/2013

    " A good story. At times it lost the way and seemed to stall. Ending quite complex. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ann Charlier | 4/13/2013

    " Just could not get into this book. I think I like his modern set ones much better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kenneth Fredette | 1/29/2013

    " Wow!! All the turns and what not happens. This was a good read. Although I found myself putting the book down because I thought the author was doing something predictable, no way was it predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ainomaija | 11/23/2012

    " A complicated story set in the 1800's about a man trying to prove that he is an heir who was supposed to have committed suicide. It keeps you guessing till the end. "

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About the Author
Author Robert Goddard

Robert Goddard was born in Hampshire and studied history at Cambridge. His first novel, Past Caring, was an instant bestseller. Since then his books have captivated readers worldwide with their edge-of-your-seat pace and their labyrinthine plotting. His first Harry Barnett novel, Into the Blue, won the first WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award and was dramatized for a television show starring John Thaw. His thriller Long Time Coming won an Edgar Award.

About the Narrator

Michael Kitchen is an associate member of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. On television he can be seen in the starring role of Foyle’s War on PBS. He also served as the narrator for the television series Faking It. His film credits include GoldenEye, The World Is Not Enough, Out of Africa, and My Week with Marilyn, among others.